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Lifting the Oil Curse
			: Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063174.058

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

How can a country turn oil revenues into a blessing rather than a curse? With growing international interest in new offshore oil deposits in sub-Saharan Africa, there is also greater scrutiny of the reasons why man...

Managing Oil Wealth
			: The Case of Azerbaijan

Managing Oil Wealth : The Case of Azerbaijan »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Chonira Aturupane , Eric Le Borgne , Koba Gvenetadze , John Wakeman-Linn , and Stephan Danninger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2004

Language: Russian

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063570.058

ISBN: 9781589063570

Keywords: Oil revenues, expenditure, expenditures, oil and gas, natural resource, oil sector, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil prices, natural resources

Oil and gas production in Azerbaijan were projected to increase sharply in 2005 and 2006, respectively, reaching peaks of 1.3 million barrels a day in 2009 and 20 billion cubic meters a year in 2010. Although expec...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Over the last decade, the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of western and southern Africa has become one of the most promising oil-exploration areas in the world. Six countries in the area are by now well-establ...

Chapter 2. Country Overview

Chapter 2. Country Overview »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

The seven countries in the group of oil-producing African countries together produced an average of 3.8 million barrels of oil per day in 2001, equivalent to 5 percent of world oil production. Their total pr...

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

A. Background Discussion Macroeconomic policy in oil countries faces challenges arising from three characteristics of oil revenue: (1) oil revenue is more volatile than revenue from...

Chapter 4. Fiscal Policy Formulation

Chapter 4. Fiscal Policy Formulation »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

A. Background Discussion While it may not be possible to identify an “optimal” fiscal policy for oil countries in general, the discussions in the previous section provide important i...

Chapter 5. Persistent Surpluses and Accumulation of Assets

Chapter 5. Persistent Surpluses and Accumulation of Assets »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion We have presented the rationale for saving at least some of the current oil revenue. The question remains whether savings should be used for (1) repayment of ex...

Chapter 6. Exchange Rate Regimes and Competitiveness

Chapter 6. Exchange Rate Regimes and Competitiveness »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion Oil-exporting countries have used a variety of exchange rate arrangements, as shown in Figure 9. At the end of 2001, about 18 of the 29 oil-producing IMF member...

Chapter 7. Institutional Oversight of the Oil Sector

Chapter 7. Institutional Oversight of the Oil Sector »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion In this chapter, we present the structure of institutions that oversee the oil sector. After reviewing the legal framework, we discuss the role of national oil...

Chapter 8. Transparency Requirements

Chapter 8. Transparency Requirements »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion Transparency and accountability in oil sector operations are necessary to improve governance in oil-producing countries. The same transparency and accountabilit...